Avail
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To turn to the advantage of; to be of service to; to profit; to benefit; to help; as, artifices will not avail the sinner in the day of judgment.

2. (v. t.) To promote; to assist.

3. (v. i.) To be of use or advantage; to answer the purpose; to have strength, force, or efficacy sufficient to accomplish the object; as, the plea in bar must avail, that is, be sufficient to defeat the suit; this scheme will not avail; medicines will not avail to check the disease.

4. (n.) Profit; advantage toward success; benefit; value; as, labor, without economy, is of little avail.

5. (n.) Proceeds; as, the avails of a sale by auction.

6. (v. t. & i.) See Avale, v.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
AVAIL

a-val' shawah, ("to be equal," hence "to be enough," "to avail"): Used in the sense of "satisfy" (Esther 5:13). Queen Esther's exceptional favor availed not to satisfy Haman, because of his insane jealousy of his rival Mordecai. ischuo, "to be strong.," translated also "prevail" (Revelation 12:8); with a negative signifies incompetence, e.g. the impossibility of redemptivc merit or power in an outward ceremony or act (Galatians 5:6; Galatians 6:15 the King James Version): "neither circumcision availcth anything," contrasted with the efficacy of faith "in Christ Jesus." Used also to express the efficacy of prayer (James 5:16).

Greek
2001. epischuo -- to grow stronger
... grow fiercer. From epi and ischuo; to avail further, ie (figuratively) insist
stoutly -- be the more fierce. see GREEK epi. see GREEK ischuo. ...
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714. arkeo -- to assist, suffice
... a primary verb (but probably akin to airo through the idea of raising a barrier);
properly, to ward off, ie (by implication) to avail (figuratively, be ...
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2480. ischuo -- to be strong, have power
... From ischus; to have (or exercise) force (literally or figuratively) -- be able,
avail, can do(-not), could, be good, might, prevail, be of strength, be whole ...
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1884. eparkeo -- accursed
... relieve, assist From epi and arkeo; to avail for, ie Help -- relieve. see GREEK
epi. see GREEK arkeo. (eparkeito) -- 1 Occurrence. (eparkese) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3132. Yoelah -- "may He avail," one of David's heroes
... 3131, 3132. Yoelah. 3133 . "may He avail," one of David's heroes. Transliteration:
Yoelah Phonetic Spelling: (yo-ay-law') Short Definition: Joelah. ...
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7737. shavah -- to agree with, be like, resemble
... 7736, 7737. shavah. 7737a . to agree with, be like, resemble. Transliteration:
shavah Phonetic Spelling: (shaw-vaw') Short Definition: avail. ...
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6965. qum -- to arise, stand up, stand
... Usage accomplished (1), accuses (1), arise (103), arise and let us go (1), arisen
(1), arises (6), arose (136), assailants (1), assume (1), avail (1), brighter ...
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3276. yaal -- to confer or gain profit or benefit
... root Definition to confer or gain profit or benefit NASB Word Usage avail (1), furnish
the slightest (1), gain (1), profit (17), profitable (1), slightest ...
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Library

Whether Indulgences Avail Religious?
... OF THOSE WHOM INDULGENCES AVAIL (FOUR ARTICLES) Whether indulgences avail religious?
Objection 1: It would seem that indulgences do not avail religious. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether indulgences avail religious.htm

Whether Suffrages Avail the Children who are in Limbo?
... OF THE SUFFRAGES FOR THE DEAD (FOURTEEN ARTICLES) Whether suffrages avail the children
who are in limbo? ... Therefore the suffrages of the Church avail them. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether suffrages avail the children.htm

Of those whom Indulgences Avail (Four Articles)
... OF THOSE WHOM INDULGENCES AVAIL (FOUR ARTICLES). We must now consider those whom
indulgences avail: under which head there are four points of inquiry: ...
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Whether the Aforesaid Works Avail for the Mitigation of the Pains ...
... Whether the aforesaid works avail for the mitigation of the pains of hell?
Objection 1: It would seem that the aforesaid works do ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the aforesaid works avail.htm

Whether General Suffrages Avail those for whom Special Suffrages ...
... OF THE SUFFRAGES FOR THE DEAD (FOURTEEN ARTICLES) Whether general suffrages avail
those for whom special suffrages are not offered, as much as special ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether general suffrages avail those.htm

Whether Previous Satisfaction Begins to Avail after Man is ...
... Whether previous satisfaction begins to avail after man is restored to charity? ...
Therefore they begin to avail after he recovers charity. ...
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Christ's Incarnation was of Avail to the Fathers, Even Though it ...
... Book II. On Original Sin. Chapter 31."Christ's Incarnation Was of Avail
to the Fathers, Even Though It Had Not Yet Happened. By ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 31 christs incarnation was of.htm

How a Fortunate Issue Will be of no Avail to Evil Doers, While Bad ...
... The Conferences of John Cassian. Chapter XII. How a fortunate issue will be of no
avail to evil doers, while bad deeds will not injure good men. ...
/.../cassian/the conferences of john cassian/chapter xii how a fortunate.htm

The Word, Since Death Alone could Stay the Plague, Took a Mortal ...
... Section 9. The Word, since death alone could stay the plague, took a mortal body
which, united with Him, should avail for all, and by partaking of His ...
/.../athanasius/select works and letters or athanasius/section 9 the word since.htm

The Sacrifice of the Body and Blood of Christ Will not Avail for ...
... A Treatise on the soul and its origin, Chapter 13 [XI.]"The Sacrifice of the Body
and Blood of Christ Will Not Avail for Unbaptized Persons, and Can Not Be ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 13 xi the sacrifice of.htm

Thesaurus
Avail (15 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To turn to the advantage of; to be of service to; to profit; to benefit;
to help; as, artifices will not avail the sinner in the day of judgment. ...
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Profit (143 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) Accession of good; valuable results; useful consequences; benefit;
avail; gain; as, an office of profit,. 3. (n.) To be of ...
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Available (2 Occurrences)
... 2. (a.) Such as one may avail one's self of; capable of being used for the
accomplishment of a purpose; usable; profitable; advantageous; convertible into ...
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Help (1694 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To furnish with relief, as in pain or disease; to be of avail against; --
sometimes with of before a word designating the pain or disease, and ...
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Use (620 Occurrences)
... 10. (vt) To make use of; to convert to one's service; to avail one's self of; to
employ; to put a purpose; as, to use a plow; to use a chair; to use time; to ...
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Joelah (1 Occurrence)
... jo-e'-la (yo`e'lah, perhaps = yo`elah, "may he avail!"): One of David's recruits
at Ziklag (1 Chronicles 12:7 (Hebrew 8)); a Benjamite or perhaps a Judean (see ...
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Go (17871 Occurrences)
... 6. (vi) To proceed or tend toward a result, consequence, or product; to tend; to
conduce; to be an ingredient; to avail; to apply; to contribute; -- often with ...
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Gospel (108 Occurrences)
... doctrines; and `preaching the gospel' is often used to include not only the proclaiming
of the good tidings, but the teaching men how to avail themselves of ...
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Works (379 Occurrences)
... faith to be real and vital. "Dead works" avail nothing (compare Hebrews 9:14;
Hebrews 10:24). Judgment is according to "works" (Matthew ...
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Triumph (52 Occurrences)
... in getting Cleopatra into his power. She had hoped to subdue him by her
charms, but without avail. Aware that she was doomed, she ...
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Concordance
Avail (15 Occurrences)

John 6:63
It is the spirit who gives life. The flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and are life.
(See RSV)

1 Corinthians 7:21
Were you called being a bondservant? Don't let that bother you, but if you get an opportunity to become free, use it.
(See RSV)

Galatians 5:2
Remember that it is I Paul who tell you that if you receive circumcision Christ will avail you nothing.
(WEY)

Galatians 5:6
For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.
(Root in KJV ASV WBS YLT RSV)

Hebrews 9:17
And a will is only of force in the case of a deceased person, being never of any avail so long as he who made it lives.
(WEY ASV)

Esther 3:4
Now it came to pass, when they spoke daily to him, and he didn't listen to them, that they told Haman, to see whether Mordecai's reason would stand; for he had told them that he was a Jew.
(See RSV)

Esther 5:13
Yet all this avails me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate."
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Job 36:18
Because there is wrath, beware lest it take thee away through chastisement: then a great ransom could not avail thee.
(DBY)

Job 36:19
Will thy cry avail, that thou be not in distress, Or all the forces of thy'strength?
(ASV JPS RSV)

Job 41:26
If one lay at him with the sword, it cannot avail; Nor the spear, the dart, nor the pointed shaft.
(ASV NAS RSV)

Psalms 39:2
I was mute with silence. I held my peace, even from good. My sorrow was stirred.
(See RSV)

Proverbs 21:30
Wisdom and knowledge and wise suggestions are of no use against the Lord.
(See RSV)

Isaiah 16:12
And when Moab goes up to the high place, and makes prayer in the house of his god, it will have no effect.
(See NIV)

Isaiah 57:10
Thou wast wearied by the multitude of thy ways; but thou saidst not, It is of no avail. Thou didst find a quickening of thy strength; therefore thou wast not sick of it.
(DBY)

Daniel 11:27
As for both these kings, their hearts shall be to do mischief, and they shall speak lies at one table: but it shall not prosper; for yet the end shall be at the time appointed.
(See RSV NIV)

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